Ballistic behaviour of explosively shattered alumina and silicon carbide targets

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dc.contributor.author Nanda, H. -
dc.contributor.author Appleby-Thomas, Gareth J. -
dc.contributor.author Wood, D. C. -
dc.contributor.author Hazell, P. J. -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T23:01:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T23:01:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-31T00:00:00Z -
dc.identifier.issn 1743-6753 -
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743676111Y.0000000015 -
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/7426
dc.description.abstract The resistance offered by three ceramic materials of varying strength that have been subjected to explosive loading has been investigated by depth-of- penetration testing. Each material was completely penetrated by a tungsten carbide cored projectile and the residual penetration into a ductile aluminium alloy backing material was measured. The resulting ballistic performance of each damaged ceramic was found to be similar implying that the resistance offered to the projectile by the damaged ceramic is not dependent on the intrinsic strength properties of the intact material. This was taken as evidence that the important controlling parameter for enhancing the ballistic performance of a damaged ceramic material was not the strength of the ceramic but rather the fragment morphology. en_UK
dc.publisher Maney Publishing en_UK
dc.subject ballistic impact en_UK
dc.subject ceramic armour en_UK
dc.subject comminuted material en_UK
dc.subject strength of comminuted material en_UK
dc.subject explosive shattering. en_UK
dc.title Ballistic behaviour of explosively shattered alumina and silicon carbide targets en_UK
dc.type Article -


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